Students in Great Oaks healthcare career programs at area high schools continue to show their skills and knowledge, this time on the national stage.

Student competitions to test the students’ skill and knowledge in a variety of healthcare categories were held through online testing and videotaped presentations. The national competitions were held by the student organization HOSA-Health Care Professionals as part of their Virtual National Conference.

West Clermont/Great Oaks

Nine students in the Great Oaks Biomedical Sciences program at West Clermont High School qualified for national competition; five finished in the top ten in their events.
Yatra Patel finished 7th nationally in the Job Seeking Skills event. Patel had previously taken first place in Ohio state competition.

The team of Maria Bates, Wren Marsh, Laine Mason, Madison Wesley finished 8th in the Medical Reserve Corps Partnership event. The team had earlier finished second in Ohio state competition.

The West Clermont/Great Oaks HOSA chapter was also recognized with a HOSA Happenings award.

Harrison High School/Great Oaks

A student in the Biomedical Sciences program offered by Great Oaks at Harrison High School was among the top finishers in his events. Terrin Jackson took fourth place nationally in Pharmacy Science.

Mason High School/Great Oaks

Mason students in the Great Oaks Biomedical Science program were named among the top ten nationally and also won numerous service and chapter awards. The results:

• Sanjana Velu, second, Human Growth and Development
• Michelle Li, fifth, Medical Math
• Niki Chhabra, fourth, Dental Science
• Erika Cayabyab, third, Pharmacy Science
• Tiyasa Chakraborty, first, Sports Medicine
• Caleb Hershberger, Joseph Schuessler, third, CERT Skills
• Advika Sumit, Yuva Vidwans, eighth, CPR/First Aid
• Esha Reddy, Reva Reddy, third, CPR/First Aid
• Rashi Loni, third, Epidemiology

Rashi Loni earned Mastery level in the Healthcare Issues Exam.

Tanisha Senthil received the Gold level Barbara James Award for community service.

Kushal Kothpelli received the Silver level Barbara James Award for community service.

Meghana Meruga and Shavanski Tandon received the Bronze level Barbara James Award for community service.

In addition, Mason/Great Oaks was recognized with a HOSA Happenings award.

The students are enrolled in the Biomedical Science program offered by Great Oaks Career Campuses at William Mason High School.

Great Oaks offers over 30 career programs for high school students at its campuses and in area high schools, including healthcare programs in Dental Assisting, Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Health Technology, Secondary Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology.

HOSA—Future Healthcare Professionals is a national student organization dedicated to healthcare education.